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Supreme Court Justice Teases 'Opportunities' for Marriage Ruling

2 months agoLGBT / Lesbian : SheWired.com

Will the Supreme Court finally hear a case that could resolve marriage equality nationwide? Some court-watchers say Justice Stephen Breyer's remarks this weekend indicate that possibility. read more

Supreme Court Justice Teases 'Opportunities' for Marriage Ruling

Will the Supreme Court finally hear a case that could resolve marriage equality nationwide? Some court-watchers say Justice Stephen Breyer's remarks this weekend indicate that possibility. read more

Justice Stephen Breyer Hints at Future SCOTUS Action on Gay Marriage

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

At an NPR moderated panel on Sunday, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer signaled that the high court had not yet issued its final say on the issue of gay marriage, Politico reports: NPR correspondent Nina Totenberg, moderating a panel featuring...

Breyer Reflects on Judaism and Justice

Justice Stephen Breyer doesn’t often speak publicly of his religious values, but on Sunday he reflected on Jewish precepts he learned as a boy and pondered how they might influence his work on the Supreme Court.

Justice Breyer Reflects on Judaism and Justice

Justice Stephen Breyer doesn’t often speak publicly of his religious values, but on Sunday he reflected on Jewish precepts he learned as a boy and pondered how they might influence his work on the Supreme Court.

US Supreme Court to hear Jerusalem passport case

WASHINGTON — The first time Menachem Zivotofsky’s case was before the Supreme Court, Justice Stephen Breyer laid out why courts should stay out of a dispute between Congress and the president over whether Americans born in JerusalemShow More Summary

Eye Contact in the Highest Court in the Land

by Ryan Rodenberg Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer looked at me and nodded at 1:33PM Eastern Daylight Time on January 21, 2014. I arrived early that day. You have to. Seating is limited at the Supreme Court. At 6:04AM, I was eighth in the queue. Show More Summary

Why the Hell Is a Disbarred Lawyer Allowed to Run for State Supreme Court?

3 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

ES JOHN “ZAMBONI” SCANNELL His race against Justice Debra Stephens shows what’s wrong with our system of electing judges. And so it came to pass, in the 125th year of electing judges by popular vote in Washington State, that a disbarred...Show More Summary

What Comes After Contempt? A State Supreme Court Justice Tells Us

3 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

ES Washington State Supreme Court Justice Debra Stephens wrote the McCleary decision. Because we're very pro the idea of jailing the entire state legislature, the Stranger Election Control Board had a lot of questions for WashingtonShow More Summary

Stephen Breyer, the Supreme Court's 'Raging Pragmatist'

5 months agoNews : Reason

This week marks the 20th anniversary of Justice Stephen Breyer's appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court. Writing at USA Today, Richard Wolf marks the occasion by pronouncing Breyer he "high court's raging pragmatist," a jurist who, "perhaps...Show More Summary

Active Liberty Lives!

When a justice is in the minority on the Supreme Court, as Justice Stephen Breyer has long been, there aren’t many opportunities to write truly landmark opinions. Those are the spoils of the majority, or at least of Anthony Kennedy. Yet Breyer found himself writing for a surprising majority this term in NLRB v. Show More Summary

Supreme Court Effectively Puts Aereo Out of Business

The official word on Aereo came down from the Supreme Court today, and the word is "no." The ruling came down 6-3 against the streaming TV company. In an opinion written by Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, the court directly contradicted...Show More Summary

‘Cold Fish’ Memo on Justice Breyer Surfaces in Clinton Papers

When Deputy Solicitor General Ian Gershengorn argues before the Supreme Court, Justice Stephen Breyer and his eight colleagues sit in judgment. But the roles were reversed 21 years ago, when Mr. Gershengorn helped then President Bill Clinton vet Mr. Breyer, then a federal appeals judge in Boston. The verdict was severe.

Junior Varsity Politics: SCOTUS Finalizes NLRB v. Noel Canning

Justice Stephen Breyer warned of the danger when Supreme Court Justices are perceived as "junior-varsity politicians" on May 20, 2014 at the American Law Institute. President Franklin D. Roosevelt -- almost exactly 79 years earlier -- blasted the Court for playing such politics after it repeatedly crushed needed New Deal reform programs. Show More Summary

'A Freedom-Destroying Cocktail': Justice Breyer Keeps Siding with the Cops in Fourth Amendment Cases

8 months agoNews : Reason

In his 2010 book Making Our Democracy Work: A Judge's View, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer urged the federal courts to adopt a broad posture of judicial deference towards the other branches of government. Judges must "take account...Show More Summary

ABC, McClatchy: 6-2 Vote Upholding Affirmative Action Ban Shows 'Divided' SCOTUS

Mainstream media outlets like ABC News and McClatchy tried to frame the Supreme Court as "divided" after its 6-2 ruling--with which even liberal Justice Stephen Breyer concurred--that upheld Michigan's constitutional amendment banning affirmative action. Show More Summary

Supreme Court opens a ‘floodgate’ for more private money in political campaigns

9 months agoOdd : Death and Taxes

Opposing Justice Stephen G. Breyer said, "today’s decision may well open a floodgate” whereas Citizens United opened a door.

Highlights from Justice Breyer’s McCutcheon Dissent

Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer. Getty Images The campaign finance ruling handed down by the Supreme Court on Wednesday exposed a fundamental divide between the court's conservative and liberal wings with respect to political giving and the First Amendment. Show More Summary

Justice Breyer: Campaign finance limits protect the First Amendment

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer blasted the high court's ruling that struck down aggregate limits on campaign contributions, writing in a dissent that the majority opinion was "fatally flawed" and would harm "democratic legitimacy."...Show More Summary

Will 1st Circuit Nominee David Barron Be Nominated to SCOTUS?

The U.S. Supreme Court justices are drawing nearer toward retirement: Ruth Bader Ginsburg just turned eighty-one; Antonin Scalia is seventy-eight; Anthony Kennedy is seventy-seven; and Stephen Breyer is seventy-five. If President Obama gets the opportunity to fill another Supreme Court vacancy, whom will he select? Jeffrey Toobin recently penned a......

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